Guatemala daily log.

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Oct 5th From km 137.6 in Guatemala to km 125 La Hachadura, El Salvador border town. 27km run. Many thanks to Celio, Mabel, Christy and John-Henry for putting me up in their home and allowing me to use it as a base for 3 nights :)

Oct 4th 2011 From Km 104.6 to km 137.6 on route ca-02. 33km today because bridge washed away and had to backtrack (those kms not counted)

Oct 3rd From km 58 Escuintla to km 104.6 at Taxico Junction on route ca-02 46.6 today. Note: Km markers changed direction

October 2nd 2011 From km 121.5 to km 58 in Escuintla.. Yes a megga day due to all the easy days I have had lately.

October 1st 2011 ( Dublin Marathon month!) From km 164.5 to km 121.5 on route 2 = 43km. Guess what, More rain. The cops are everwhere. I know they are keeping an eye on me as the govt ignored my email but think they have informed the local police stations.

Sept. 30th 2011. Today was abandoned after 10.5km due to more monsoon rain. This time the road was flooded, so I could not tell where the openb drains are and they are a meter deep with protrudin rebar so too dangerous and you can imagine the splashing I was a victim to! From finish at km 175 to km 164.5 on route ca-02, cant remember the name of the village, stayed in hotel stitching my clothing for hours!

Sept 29th 2011. A decent day at last! 50km From finish in Coatepeque km 225 to km 175 at Puente los Ninos. Crazy drivers, potholes the size of County Cavan and more monsoon rain.

Sept 28th 2011. Tecun Uman finish at km 252 to Coatepeque at km 225 on route ca-02. Late start and shelterd too long from torrential rain gave me only 27km

Sept 27th 2011. From Metapa de Dominguez, Mexico to Tecun Uman, Guatemala = 21.8km.

Enter Guatemala and Mexican immigration unsucessfully tried to screw me for another visa fee because I didnt have the receipt.. I stood my ground and asked well how did I get the visa!! Thats the reason for the low distance today.

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4 Responses to “Guatemala daily log.”

  1. stewart cochrane Says:

    hi tony….i just received the memory stick from your buddies in scotland …..please send me the address where you would like me to send it once i get the tunes loaded on for you…

    please send info to my e-mail address

    keep on truckin’

    katheryn off to toronto marathon today …race is sunday oct.16/11



  2. Ann Says:

    Hi Tony,
    You are zooming through these countries. Enjoyed the update. Take care Ann :)

  3. Andrés Montero Flores Says:

    Dear Friends Ann and Steward Cochrane;

    The Last GPS Récord looks an rare and sudden movement from the road sing # 16 to another farther and unusual point, in and vertical positión.

    Isn´t our Friend Tony in problems ?

    I will be specting about news, obvious Tony has to cross depopulated areas in this Countries, He is alone, no helping hand with him, no easy get an near Internet service, and I think no cellphone.

    Lets Tony explain if he is right¡¡

    We want to know about you well fare Tony.



  4. theworldjog Says:

    Hi Andres and thanks as always for your great support..I finished today in Santa rosa about 10km from Honduras and will cross in the morning , 40km today…Am on schedule for my one year target of 13000km, think I need about 410 in 11 days.gps devices are not reliable it seems outside much of the western world and unreliable in Latin America.the reason for the abrupt line is because it suddenly decided to update after a while of no updates.this is very frustrating for me for authentication reasons but there is nothing I can do.I bought a new camera tonight my 4th in a year! PS.the border I crossed last week from Guatemala is now closed due to flooding 3dead,bridges and roads washed away.the roads I ran on. Last week people are now traveling on boats,my luck continues, I feel for those poor people, Tony

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I have always considered myself to be an average runner. In school, I was even bullied for I was a sports wimp. Through hard work, dedication, perseverance, self-belief and a strong mind I succeeded in not only running around the world but breaking four ultra running world records during my competitive career. Having previously cycled around the world I didn't start running until I was almost 30. Then I had a dream of running around the world. For many reasons, I waited for over 20 years. One reason was to establish my pedigree as an endurance athlete. I started and finished my world run as the current World Record-Holder for 48 Hours Indoor Track 426 kilometres (265 miles), a record I have held since 2007. I also broke and still hold the World Record for 48 hours on a Treadmill 405 kilometres (251 miles) in 2008. When I retired from competition, more pleasing than any of my world, European or Irish records I had the respect of my fellow athletes from all over the world - in my opinion, sports greatest reward - an achievement I am most proud of. Then I finally put myself out to pasture, to live my ultimate dream to run around the world! This blog was written on the road while I struggled to find places to sleep and to recover from running an average of 43.3 kilometres or 27 miles per day for 1,165 road days. There were many nights I typed this blog on a smart phone, so fatigued my eyes closed. Many journalists and endurance athletes have referred to my world run as the most difficult endurance challenge ever attempted. During my expedition I rarely had any support vehicles, running mostly with a backpack. In the more desolate areas I pushed my gear, food and water in a cart which I called Nirvana, then I sent her on ahead to run with my backpack once again over altitudes of almost 5,000 metres in the Andes. I stayed in remote villages where many people had never seen a white person before. I literally met the most wonderful people of this world in their own backyard and share many of those amazing experiences in this blog. My run around the world took 4 years. There were no short cuts, I ran every single metre on the road while seeking out the most comprehensive route across 41 countries, 5 continents, I used 50 pair of running shoes and my final footstep of the run was exactly 50,000 kilometres, (almost 31,000 miles) I eventually finished this tongue in cheek named world jog where I started, at the finish line of my city marathon. I started my global run with the Dublin Marathon on October 25th 2010 and finished with the Dublin Marathon on October 27th 2014 at 3 05pm! Thank you for your support, I hope you can share my unique way of seeing the world, the ultimate endurance challenge! Read more...


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